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Kindred Spirits: Adrift in Literary London

Kindred Spirits: Adrift in Literary London

by: Jeremy Lewis

 

The first volume of Jeremy Lewis's autobiography, "Playing for Time", covers his years at Trinity College, Dublin, and ends with the youthful hero starting out on a career in publishing. This book follows his ensuing progress, ever onwards and upwards, via bibulous lunches and consequently...


ISBN: 9780002157162

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings

Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings

by: Angela Carter

 

'In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred,' says Angela Carter, and magnificence is indeed her own achievement. One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, her work as a journalist and critic was no less original. Long autobiographical pieces on her life in South Yorkshire and...


ISBN: 9780860682691

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: Contemporary UK, Biographies

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Russell

Russell

by: A.C. Grayling

 

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual...


ISBN: 9780192802583

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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The Cogwheel Brain

The Cogwheel Brain

by: Doron Swade

 

In 1821, 30-year-old inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage was poring over a set of printed mathematical tables with his friend, the astronomer John Herschel. Finding error after error in the manually evaluated results, Babbage made an exclamation, the consequences of which would not only...


ISBN: 9780316648479

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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Charles Handy

Charles Handy

by: Robert Heller

 

4Social philosopher Charles Handy is widely regarded as the chief prophet of the modern workplace. Many of his predictions have already come true, including the decline of the traditional organization and job, and the emergence of the portfolio career. In this volume, Robert Heller reveals the...


ISBN: 9780751321630

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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The Quest for Graham Greene

The Quest for Graham Greene

by: W.J. West

 

Greene reads like a character from his own fiction in this revelatory account of his links with MI6 and the Hollwood mafia. West exposes the reasons Greene's sudden self-imposed exile, his fascination with the mafia, his loathing of America, the origins of his obsessions with Catholicism,...


ISBN: 9780753801369

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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Boswell's Presumptuous Task

Boswell's Presumptuous Task

by: Adam Sisman

 

James Boswell died a disappointed man, considered by his contemporaries to be a "foolish failure". Yet today his "Life of Johnson" is esteemed as the template for modern biography and Boswell himself is regarded as a formidable, if somewhat anti-heroic intellect in his own right. Sisman provides...


ISBN: 9780140254211

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter

The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter

by: Benjamin Woolley

 

Published by Macmillan in the U.K. and by us in the U.S. in hardcover to critical acclaim, The Bride of Science tells the story of Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, the inventor of computer programming and daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron. Ada's story is that of a woman who came to embody the...


ISBN: 9780071388603

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

by: Michael White

 

Born in 1942, Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. With a career that began over thirty years ago at Cambridge University, he has managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. This skilful portrait of an indefatigable genius traces...


ISBN: 9780349117287

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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Charles Darwin: A Biography: v.2: Power of Place

Charles Darwin: A Biography: v.2: Power of Place

by: Janet Browne

 

This second volume of Charles Darwin's biography looks closely at the wider publishing world of Victorian England and the different audiences which responded to Darwin's ideas. It considers the Darwinian revolution from Darwin's point of view and what it was like to become a scientific celebrity.


ISBN: 9780224042123

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: People and Places, Biographies

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