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It's true to say that Jane Austen is more of a celebrity and media queen now than she was when she was writing and this intriguing, funny and very readable compilation by Rebecca Smith, the writer in residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, provides authentic Austenian advice for over 70 modern dilemmas. Jane Austen is brought to life as a smart-cookie agony aunt in an upmarket glossy magazine column format and tackles vexing challenges in love, family, work, leisure, fashion and home. Smith has cleverly compiled answers from Austen's novels, letters and life to give a clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental view and tone that creates a book to turn to for advice and comfort, just as you would a best friend!
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The World's Favourite Love Poems (Hardback)
This charming collection of love poems, compiled by renowned literature professor Suheil Bushrui, makes a wonderful anthology of some of the best-loved verses ever written. Taken from around the globe, this unusually varied collection contains nearly 200 poems from some of the world's most famous writers. From the indigenous peoples of Africa and Australasia to the foremost writers in history including Shakespeare and Dante, this beautiful hardback makes a delightful gift and is perfect for any lover of poetry or simply for someone special.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets (Hardback)
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A splendid collector?s edition of some of the finest works of poetry ever penned, Shakespeare Sonnets includes that immortal question: ?Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?? amongst other oft-quoted lines. Perfect for reading William Shakespeare?s poetry for pleasure rather than study, this beautiful hardback edition houses fascinating literature that deals with themes such as love, beauty and the effects of time ? making this collection just as significant now as it was in the Elizabethan era.
Secrets of The Lost Symbol (Paperback)
Arne De Keijzer
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Secrets of the Lost Symbol builds upon the expertise and wisdom of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, historians, technologists and conspiracy theorists to help readers fully understand the mysteries behind the Lost Symbol. Featuring extracts, interviews and specially commissioned commentary, this fascinating guide presents a wealth of information behind Dan Brown's bestselling novel.
Classic Hymns & Carols (Hardback)
With a preface by John Betjeman, one of the most popular Poet Laureates of all time, Classic Hymns & Carols is a wonderful collection of 70 of the nation's most popular hymns. Whether you wish to find the right hymn or carol for a wedding, a christening or a funeral, or just want to remind yourself of a childhood favourite, this collection is an invaluable resource for every home, with lyrics for songs and carols written by literary giants including William Blake, Alfred Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling. Among the hymns and carols included are all-time favourites such as The Holly and the Ivy, Jerusalem, Abide With Me and All Things Bright and Beautiful.
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Hardback)
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From Alexander the Great to Frank Zappa, Elizabeth 1 to Barack Obama, anyone who is- or was- anyone has a place in this very useful book. Whether you're helping the kids with their homework, or swotting up for a pub quiz or just want to read more about someone mentioned on the news, you'll find that once you dip in to this compendium, you'll find it hard to put down.
A Little, Aloud (Hardback)
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A unique anthology, containing prose and poetry that has been hand-picked by Angela Macmillan for performing, even if it?s just to an audience of one, A Little, Aloud encourages us to share the power of the written word. A book to be treasured and shared with friends and family for years to come, this well-presented hardback will take the reader on a personal journey through short stories, poems and verse ? each of which offers something that everyone will enjoy, whether young or old.