Diaries, letters & journals

    Life Discarded

    By Alexander Masters

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    Unique, transgressive and as funny as its subject, A Life Discarded has all the suspense of a murder mystery. Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap.

    War in Val d'Orcia

    By Iris Origo

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    The bestselling diaries of WWII in Tuscany, with a new introduction by writer and social historian Virginia Nicholson, and stunning rediscovered photographsAt the height of the Second World War, Italy was being torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the eventual Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one...

    Questions of Travel

    By Lavinia Greenlaw

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    The Victorian artist and activist William Morris travelled to Iceland in search of an answer to the problem of how to live.


    By Fearne Cotton

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    Written by Fearne herself drawing on her own personal experiences, this is a simple, friendly and beautiful guide to finding happiness, featuring Fearne's charming hand drawn illustrations throughout.

    Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    By Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder-a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered...

    Passion of Mademoiselle S.

    Paperback £7.85

    A collection of long-lost letters dating from 1928 recently discovered in a dusty cellar in Paris paint a vivid portrait of a passionate love affair between a woman - identified only as Simone - and her married lover, Charles.

    Devil's Diary

    By David Kinney

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    An unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia told through the recently discovered lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's `philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology.

    Letters of the Catholic Poor

    By Lindsey Earner-Byrne

    Hardback Save £9.16 = £65.84

    An innovative history of poverty in Independent Ireland, essential to those interested in Irish social history. By examining a rich cache of letters written to the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, this book explores the role of individual agency, gender, religion and priests in Roman Catholic charity in Ireland between 1920...

    Our Israeli Diary

    By Antonia Fraser

    Hardback £8.45

    The long-lost 1978 diary charting Antonia Fraser and Harold Pinter's only visit to Israel is an enchanting document of a time, a place and two people

    Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

    By Ian Buruma

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    Ian Buruma's moving and powerful story of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

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