Diaries, letters & journals

    Letters from Iceland

    By Louis MacNeice

    Paperback £11.45

    In the summer of 1936, W H Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. This is a collaboration in poetry and prose, reportage and correspondence, published in 1937 with the Spanish...

    Experiences of a Young British Officer in India, 1845-1849

    Paperback £12.63

    Charles Nedham was just twenty when he arrived in India in July 1845 as an ensign in HM 10th Foot. For the next four and a half years he lived as a young officer on duty in the sub-continent, finally seeing action in the Second Sikh War at the siege...

    Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters

    Hardback £11.45

    The thirteen letters collected by Jane Austen's House Museum, in Chawton, give us intimate glimpses into her life in Bath and Chawton and on visits to London, many details finding echoes in her fiction. Brought together in this book, these artefacts make a delightful modern-day keepsake of correspondence from one...

    Times Great Letters

    Hardback £14.46

    The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

    Making Things Right

    By Ole Thorstensen

    Hardback £12.65

    A celebration of good craftsmanship by a Norwegian master carpenter - the anatomy of a job well done.

    David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium

    By David Sedaris

    Hardback £20.46

    A visual compendium of the illustrated diaries David Sedaris has been creating since 1977 - time capsules of both our culture and the thoughts and observations of one of our most beloved writers.

    Destiny 2 Hardcover Ruled Journal

    By Insight Editions

    Hardback £10.26

    Love, Henri

    By Henri J. M. Nouwen

    Paperback £9.05

    Previously unpublished letters from the author of The Wounded Healer and The Return of the Prodigal Son

    Diary of a Wartime Affair

    By Doreen Bates

    Paperback £8.45

    'Unflinchingly honest... this diary is exceptional' Elizabeth Buchan 'Tuesday 23 October, 1934 Another glorious sunny day. Lunch in Kens Gdns. E had not slept well "as I longed and longed for you". It made me happy that he wanted me. I suppose that is mean. He said, "I could pick...

    Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son

    By Eliza Factor

    Paperback Save £4.34 = £12.65

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