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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
    Jeanette Winterson
    Paperback: 03/12/2013
     
    Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for ...
  • The Pattern in the Carpet : A Personal History with Jigsaws
    Margaret Drabble
    Paperback: 09/10/2010
     
    An original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular ...
  • Shakespeare
    Peter Ackroyd
    Paperback: 11/01/2006
     
    Shakespeare: The Biography is quite unlike other more analytic biographies that have been written. Ackroyd ...
  • The Professor and the Madman : A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
    Simon Winchester
    Paperback: 07/05/2005
     
    With riveting insight and detail, Simon Winchester crafts a fascinating glimpse into one man's tortured mind ...
  • The Meaning of Everything : The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
    Simon Winchester
    Paperback: 10/01/2004
     
    A scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language. Winchester...

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