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The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume Three, 1926-1927

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot ...

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Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength

For years the old-fashioned, even Victorian, value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we're largely driven ...

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The Sick Rose

Paul has been led into a life of crime by his schoolyard protector, Daniel — but one night what started ...

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Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day

In an Edinburgh town house, a genteel maiden lady frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip. Would ...

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The Whispering Muse

The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on ...

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The Greatcoat

A chilling and atmospheric ghost story by the Orange-prize-winning Helen Dunmore.

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