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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

9780099539551
Waal, Edmund de
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment.
$20.73
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Edgelands

9780099539773
Farley P
Passed through, negotiated, unnamed, unacknowledged: the edgelands - those familiar yet ignored spaces which are neither city nor countryside - have become the great wild places on our doorsteps.
$18.84
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Goodbye to Berlin

9780749390549
Isherwood, Christopher
Set in the 1930s, Goodbye to Berlin evokes the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society. Isherwood shows the lives of people at threat from the rise of the Nazis: a wealthy Jewish heiress, Natalia Landauer, a gay couple, Peter and Otto, and an English upper-class waif, the divinely decadent Sally Bowles.
$18.84
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Kew: A History

9781846559372
Desmond R
Whilst previous accounts of Kew have relied almost entirely on printed sources, the present volume makes extensive use of archives which support modern Kew's primary objective: "the better management of the Earth's environment by increasing knowledge and understanding of the plant kingdom".
$47.15
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William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist

9781845951788
Kent: Mowl T
William Kent (1685-1748) was great without a hint of gravitas, a con man who became one of the artistic geniuses of his age. He was a high camp Yorkshire bachelor, brought back by Lord Burlington from an artistic apprenticeship in Rome where he had painted for a cardinal and won prizes from a pope.
$24.50
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Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

9781847923103
Wright: Hendrickson, Paul
From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat - an illuminating, ground-breaking biography that will change the way we understand the life, mind, and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America.
$47.15
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

9781847923653
Caro, Robert A.
Caro is 'simply one of the best non-fiction books in English of the last forty years' (Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times): a riveting and timeless account of power, politics and the city of New York by `the greatest political biographer of our times' (Sunday Times);
$47.15
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Illuminations

9781847923868
Benjamin W
Features 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction', 'The Task of the Translator' and 'Theses on the Philosophy of History', as well as essays on Kafka, storytelling, Baudelaire, Brecht's epic theatre, and Proust.
$32.04
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Time Song: Searching for Doggerland

9781911214205
Blackburn J
Julia Blackburn has always collected things that hold stories about the past, especially the very distant past: mammoth bones, little shells that happen to be two million years old, a flint shaped as a weapon long ago.
$47.15
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