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Beowulf
Seamus Heaney
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Beowulf, composed between the seventh and tenth century, is the elegaic narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel, and, later, from Grendel's mother.


Sincerity
Carol Ann Duffy
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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy returns with Sincerity, her last full collection as Poet Laureate, a magisterial achievement from the greatest living poet of our times.


I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud...: and other poems you half-remember from school
Ana Sampson
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The English language is jam-packed with wonderful verses that we've all heard at some point, but probably forgotten. I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud helps us remember all those long-forgotten poems that we were taught at school, together with short biographies of the poets and introductions to the poems themselves.


Burmese Days
George Orwell
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Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Orwell's book describes corruption and imperial bigotry. Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Dr Veraswami, a black enthusiast for the Empire, whose downfall can only be prevented by membership at an all-white club.


Keep the Aspidistra Flying
George Orwell
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying, first published in 1936, is a socially critical novel by George Orwell. It is set in 1930s London. The main theme is Gordon Comstock's romantic ambition to defy worship of the money-god and status, and the dismal life that results.


Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
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A new and definitive edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four, introduced and annotated by Orwell's prize-winning biographer. With additional content from Orwell himself.


The Road to Wigan Pier
George Orwell
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George Orwell's searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time.


Literary Reminiscences: And Autobiographical Fragments
Ivan Turgenev
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Here Turgenev discusses the character of creative writing, the attitude of the artist to his environment, and the transmutation of the artist's experience into a work of art. "The best possible introduction to the author a reader could ask for."-New York Herald-Tribune.


Nw14: the Anthology of New Writing: Volume 14
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Granta has become the publisher of the British Council's annual anthologies of writing, which showcase the best in fiction, non-fiction and poetry from established and up-and-coming writers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Commonwealth.


The Lost Leader
Mick Imlah
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'No poet in Scotland now can take as his inspiration the folk impulse that created the ballads, the people's songs, the legends of Mary Stuart and Prince Charlie,' proposed Edwin Muir.


Happy Prince,  Wilde O
Ruth Dudley Edwards
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Federico Garcia Lorca, Selected Suites
Roberta Ann Quance
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A generous selection and fresh translation of Lorca's suites, work that might have taken its place beside Songs (1927) and Poem of the Deep Song (1931) as a trilogy of Lorca's early modernist lyric. More personal than the other two works, Lorca's suites explore a 'heart without echo' in his time.


Cultural Cohesion
Clive James
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The noted critic offers a collection of his poetry, film, culture, and fiction criticism, including forty-nine essays on such figures as Judith Krantz, James Agee, D.H. Lawrence, and W.H. Auden.


Animal Farm
George Orwell
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A new and definitive edition of Animal Farm, introduced and annotated by Orwell's prize-winning biographer. With additional content from Orwell himself.


1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale written by English writer George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. It presaged many modern themes and influenced subsequent generations ...


Darkness Falls from the Air
Nigel Balchin
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A true modern classic, DARKNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR is a seminal novel of the Second World War.


Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night: With a new introduction by Danez Smith
Morgan Parker
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First UK publication of the immense debut collection of the breakout star author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce and Magical Negro: award winning poet Morgan Parker


30-Second Shakespeare: The 50 key aspects of his works, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute
Ros Barber
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30-Second Shakespeare grapples with the world's most famous playwright. From what we know of his life, to the meanings of concepts and themes, and his enduring literary and linguistic legacy.


Love Set You Going: Poems of the Heart
Janet Morley
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As Janet Morley explores love `up and down the generations', `grown up love' and love between `God and the human heart', she reveals what our hearts eventually discern - love has its seasons and ambiguities, its certainties and passions. Love is never simple at all.


40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
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In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and formally assured poems he has written to date.

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