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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

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Cora Seaborne, a keen naturalist newly widowed after a very unhappy marriage, seizes the opportunity to leave London for the peace and quiet of...

Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark

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The last thing we all need is yet another cookbook; but on this occasion, it fills a distinct gap. That splendid invention, "The Instant...

The Dandy at Dusk: Taste and Melancholy in the 20th Century...

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There's a lot more to dandyism than the preenings of popinjays. As the man who started it all, Beau Brummell would be hard to beat,...

Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively

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The inimitable British novelist, Penelope Lively, is also a consummate gardener. In this delightful pastiche - a blend of history, memoir and horticultural musings...

Clever Cat by Peter Collington

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Appalled by having to wait for his every meal until the rest of his family is fed, our marmalade hero, Tibs, takes matters into...

Scorn: the Wittiest & Wickedest Insults in Human History by Matthew...

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Oh, joy! Oh, bliss! For the first time since 1994, "Scorn" has been fully updated. This classic of literary invective, which has never gone...

Avedon: Something Personal by Norma Stevens and Steven Aronson

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Norma Stevens was Richard Avedon's business partner for over thirty years. As such, she is uniquely qualified to write this handsome biography, which fills...

The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont, illustrated by...

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Children love repetition, and this timeless classic fills the bill perfectly. Illustrated by the ineffable Raymond Briggs, of "Father Christmas" fame, this toddlers' tale...