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Francis Thompson

By: Butter, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045876

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series. A very good clean 38 page booklet. Frontis of Francis Thompson. Contents include:- Life, Poetry, Prose, Conclusion, and a select bibliography. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Making Crime Pay : The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure

By: Campbell, Andrea

Price: £17.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Allworth Press: 2002

Seller ID: 055578

ISBN: 1581152167

Condition: Near Fine


An overview of the American criminal justice system written to help authors of mysteries, crime novels and screenplays write the authentic and believable stories that only inside knowledge makes possible. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread. 296 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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John Stuart Mill and the Writing of Character

By: Carlisle, Janice

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, The University of Georgia Press: 1991

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 050568

ISBN: 0820312959

Condition: Very Good


Interdisciplinary study proposing a comprehensive re-evaluation of the links between Mill's experience and his writings, by examining such larger issues as the relation between gender and profession in Victorian culture and the nature of autobiographical writing. A very good clean hardback in very good dustwrapper. 333 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Heroic Age

By: Chadwick, H. Munro

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061012

ISBN: 1108010113

Condition: As New


Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Classics Series first published in 1912 as part of the Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnological Series in which Chadwick compares Teutonic and Greek heroic literature, to shed life on both. Clean, bright, unread, large format paperback - 474 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Chaucer

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 045003

Condition: Good


One of the most outstanding books on Chaucer ever written. A good clean secondhand paperback. Slight crease to edge of first page and slight lean to spine. 302 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Eight for Immortality

By: Church, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065399

Condition: Good


Studies on W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, The Later Yeats, Edmund Blunden, V. Sackville-West, T.S. Eliot, and Robert Graves. Good clean hardback in dustjacket which has areas of loss to spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 113 pages. 8 b/w plates. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Powys Brothers

By: Churchill, R.C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045874

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series. A very good clean 40 page booklet. Frontis of John Cowper Powys, Llewellyun Powys, & T.F. Powys. Contents include:- The Brontes & the Powyses; John Cowper and the Llewelyn Powys; T.F. Powys: The Early Works; Mr Weston and After, Conclusion plus a select bibliography. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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George Bernard Shaw - an Appreciation and Interpretation -SIGNED COPY

By: Clarke, Winifred

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Altrincham, Cheshire, John Sherratt and Son: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 050560

Condition: Very Good


Square, tight hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has darkened to spine. SIGNED by the author across her photograph on the frontis with the inscription - "Love and Remembrance Wynn" Essay which is a culmination of the author's talks on Shaw's works undertaken during the mid 1930's. View more info

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John Fowles [Contemporary Writers]

By: Conradi, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1982

Seller ID: 050250

ISBN: 0416322506

Condition: Good


Comprehensive study of Fowles' work in which Conradi relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction - and illuminating his use of literary genres. A good clean paperback which has sunned a little to cream covers and has tanning to pages. 109 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sergeant Shakespeare (SIGNED COPY)

By: Cooper, Duff

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065489

Condition: Very Good


A close study of the military metaphor in Shakespeare, set in train when Sir Duff was a subaltern in the Grenadier Guards. Some light foxing to endpapers else a clean, square copy which is SIGNED by the author to the ffep, in ink, with the inscription ''To Barbara with my love from Duff.'' The unclipped d/w shows some shelfwear & tear and minor losses (see photo) - 100 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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George Eliot

By: Cooper, Lettice

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman Group: 1970

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 031927

Condition: Good


No.15 in the Writers and Their Work series. Published for the British Council. 40 page, stapled booklet with an index of essays and papers. ISBN 0582010152. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Literary Situation

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 026806

Condition: Good


A good, clean copy in internally repaired jacket. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 259 pages including index. View more info

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The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street

By: Cross, Nigel

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 062899

ISBN: 0521357217

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating study concerned with Victorian writing rather than with Victorian literature, which examines authorship and the development of publishing and journalism during the nineteenth century. Very good clean paperback. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Tanning to page edges. 265 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of the "Lord of the Rings"

By: Day, David

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Mitchell Beazley: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058988

ISBN: 1840006897

Condition: Near Fine


A comprehensive guide to Tolkien's mythological, historical literary, linguistic and creative sources for Lord of the Rings. Includes all the main creatures, peoples. places and events in Middle Earth. Clean, crisp copy in unclipped dustjacket. 184 pages including index. View more info

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The Canterbury Tales: A Reading

By: Derek Traversi

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 066312

ISBN: 0370305477

Condition: Very Good


Study of the Canterbury Tales divided into three parts - The Order of Pilgrimage, Marriage and Maistrie, and Earnest and Game or The Truth of Tale Telling. Very good clean paperback which appears unread. 251 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Critical Times: The History of the "Times Literary Supplement"

By: Derwent, May

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054116

ISBN: 0007114494

Condition: Very Good


Dramatic and entertaining history of one of the great literary journals of the world from the papers first appearance in 1902 to its role as the voice of contemporary thought. Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which has repaired tear to rear cover. . 606pp. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Shalespeare : The Comedy of Errors

By: Donovan, D, J,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, University Tutorial Press: 1951

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 032294

Condition: Reading Copy


Includes his life and works and an introduction. Small, slightly tatty paperback - 93 pages including index. A good reading copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

By: Drabble, Margaret (editor)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 026094

ISBN: 0198661304

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, crisp copy in unmarked card covers which appears unused. xi + 1172 pages. The classic guide to English literature. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

By: Drabble, Margaret (editor)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Oxford University Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 027148

ISBN: 0198662211

Condition: Near Fine


Revised and updated. 1171 pages including index. Reference guide to English literary culture. A very nice copy. View more info

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Will and Me : How Shakespeare Took over My Life (SIGNED COPY)

By: Dromgoole, Dominic

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 044545

ISBN: 0713998318

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w. SIGNED by the author to the title page - To Shelia and dated 9/02/07. The author recounts the story of his life through Shakespeare, and in turn shows us what the Bard can tell us about the world. 294 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info