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            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995
             

            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995 (Hardback)

            By Garner, Helen

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment. For readers of Lisa Taddeo's Three Women, and avid Garner fans, this volume illuminates the inn...er life of a writer with all its turmoil and joy.
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            ISBN 9781922330277
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton
             

            Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton (Hardback)

            By McDowell, Nicholas

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            A groundbreaking biography of Milton's formative years that provides a new account of the poet's political radicalization John Milton (1608-1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost, the greatest narrative poem in English, a...nd prose defences of the execution of Charles I that influenced the French and American revolutions. Tracing Milton's literary, intellectual, and political development with unprecedented depth and understanding, Poet of Revolution is an unmatched biographical account of the formation of the mind that would go on to create Paradise Lost-but would first justify the killing of a king. Biographers of Milton have always struggled to explain how the young poet became a notorious defender of regicide and other radical ideas such as freedom of the press, religious toleration, and republicanism. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography of Milton's formative years, Nicholas McDowell draws on recent archival discoveries to reconcile at last the poet and polemicist. He charts Milton's development from his earliest days as a London schoolboy, through his university life and travels in Italy, to his emergence as a public writer during the English Civil War. At the same time, McDowell presents fresh, richly contextual readings of Milton's best-known works from this period, including the Nativity Ode, L'Allegro and Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas. Challenging biographers who claim that Milton was always a secret radical, Poet of Revolution shows how the events that provoked civil war in England combined with Milton's astonishing programme of self-education to instil the beliefs that would shape not only his political prose but also his later epic masterpiece.
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            ISBN 9780691154695
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown
             

            The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown (Paperback)

            By Olsson, Karen

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            'Beguiling ... Olsson is evocative on curiosity as an appetite of the mind, on the pleasure of glutting oneself on knowledge' New York Times Simone Weil: philosopher, political activist, mystic - and sister to Andre, one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth cen...tury. These two extraordinary siblings formed an obsession for Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard, only to turn to writing as a vocation. When Olsson got hold of the 1940 letters between the siblings, she found they shared a curiosity about the inception of creative thought - that flash of insight - that Olsson experienced as both a maths student, and later, novelist. Following this thread of connections, The Weil Conjectures explores the lives of Simone and Andre, the lore and allure of mathematics, and its significance in Olsson's own life.
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            ISBN 9781526607546
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime
             

            Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime (Paperback)

            By Christie, Agatha; Introduction by Hannah, Sophie

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            From Poirot to Miss Marple, The Mousetrap to Witness for the Prosecution - a fascinating look at the life and work of Agatha Christie, the world's most successful and popular crime writer.

            ISBN 9781474619448
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll
             

            William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Rae, Casey

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            William Burroughs' life and art, situated in the context of the most radical and influential rock n roll stars of the late twentieth century

            ISBN 9781474616669
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Daily Rituals Women at Work: How Great Women Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work
              

            Daily Rituals Women at Work: How Great Women Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work (Paperback)

            By Currey, Mason

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.

            ISBN 9781509852857
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Burning Man: The Trials of D H Lawrence
              

            Burning Man: The Trials of D H Lawrence (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Frances

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            • Pub Date
              11 Feb 21

            D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or how to describe him: a nostalgic modernist, a sexually repressed Priest of Love, a critic of genius who believed in his own worst writing, an intellectual who tra...ded the intellect for a wisdom of the very body that kept failing him; and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as as auto-fiction. In a triptych of biographical tales based on the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him, Frances Wilson presents a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopias and in flight from illness. Beginning in 1915 - the year when 'the old world ended' - 'Inferno' sees Lawrence outlawed: The Rainbow banned and the remaining copies burned. Determined to live outside time, he and his wife Frieda find themselves wandering the peninsular underworld of Cornwall. In 'Purgatory', Lawrence surfaces in Italy during the postwar years where, in the company of a homosexual con man (whose biographer he will become), he sheds his former selves in the Abbey of Monte Cassino; and in 'Paradise', Lawrence is lured to the high altitudes of New Mexico by society sorceress Mabel Dodge Luhan, with orders to save the Native Americans and write the Great American Novel. Frances Wilson returns Lawrence to his physical settings, taking seriously his conviction that the centre cannot hold, but is on the brink of collapse. We might now, she suggests - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - be ready to hear what he had to tell us.
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            ISBN 9781408893623
            Released AU 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Little Book of Oscar Wilde: Wit and Wisdom to Live By
              

            The Little Book of Oscar Wilde: Wit and Wisdom to Live By (Hardback)

            By Hippo!, Orange

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            This collection of wit and wisdom includes Wilde's funniest remarks and ripostes as well as deeper reflections.

            ISBN 9781911610496
            Released AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Series The little book of...
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            Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe
              

            Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe (Paperback)

            By MacLean, Rory

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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award 'A gem of a book, informative, companionable, sometimes funny, and wholly original. MacLean must surely be the outstanding, and most indefatigable, traveller-writer of our time' John le Carre In 1989 the Berlin Wal...l fell. In that euphoric year Rory MacLean travelled from Berlin to Moscow, exploring lands that were - for most Brits and Americans - part of the forgotten half of Europe. Thirty years on, MacLean traces his original journey backwards, across countries confronting old ghosts and new fears: from revanchist Russia, through Ukraine's bloodlands, into illiberal Hungary, and then Poland, Germany and the UK. Along the way he shoulders an AK-47 to go hunting with Moscow's chicken Tsar, plays video games in St Petersburg with a cyber-hacker who cracked the US election, drops by the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership in a non-existent nowhereland and meets the Warsaw doctor who tried to stop a march of 70,000 nationalists. Finally, on the shores of Lake Geneva, he waits patiently to chat with Mikhail Gorbachev. As Europe sleepwalks into a perilous new age, MacLean explores how opportunists - both within and outside of Russia, from Putin to Home Counties populists - have made a joke of truth, exploiting refugees and the dispossessed, and examines the veracity of historical narrative from reportage to fiction and fake news. He asks what happened to the optimism of 1989 and, in the shadow of Brexit, chronicles the collapse of the European dream.
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            ISBN 9781408896518
            Released AU 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Mystery of Charles Dickens
              

            The Mystery of Charles Dickens (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Wilson, A. N.

            A brilliant and insightful celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.

            ISBN 9781786497925
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            Language en
            Released AU 4 Jun 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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