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By Jane Austen
The young Jane Austen was a precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature, both of which she soon began to imitate and parody. Three volumes of her vivacious teenage writing survive. Devices and themes which appear subtly in her later fiction run riot here: drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft,...
In each dispatch, Daniels takes risks - not just literary voice, tone, form but also more immediate, such as spending two years on a Brazilian jiu-jitsu team he gets beaten to a pulp, repeatedly or participating in group psychoanalysis where he goes temporarily insane.
Offers an extensive selection of author's letters, arranged by subject so that you can choose from themes including social life, the Court, politics, literature, and the evolution of his Gothic castle and art and book collections at Strawberry Hill.
Get out and collect the seasons from the creators of the No.1 bestselling Naturama.
By John Pinfold
Drawing from the Bodleian Library's collections, this richly-illustrated book features extracts from letters, journals, diaries and memoirs written by a diverse cast of onlookers. Put into context with introductory notes, these first-hand accounts give a fascinating insight into the tumultuous year of 1917.
An insightful meditation on time, relationships and identity, The Folded Clock is a funny, thoughtful and inquisitive diary for fans of Olivia Laing and Jenny Offill Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover...