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#1
Mortality
Christopher Hitchens. Graydon Carter, foreword. Carol Blue, afterword.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455502752.  Daedalus Item Code: 60501
 
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in Vanity Fair, ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Harry Oliver.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536373.  Daedalus Item Code: 60998
 
Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red—Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of phrase that have emerged from everyday life. ... (Read More)
 
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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are
Philip Hensher.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447221692.  Daedalus Item Code: 54841
 
When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read Poetry and Why: Poems from Eight Great Poets
Josephine Hart.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9780393066074.  Daedalus Item Code: 61174
 
This extraordinary anthology brings eight iconic English-language poets to life, exploring the sound, sense, and sensibility at the heart of great poetry. The host of the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Drawn Together
Aline & R. Crumb.
Publisher: Knockabout.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780861661787.  Daedalus Item Code: 60381
 
They have always seemed an unlikely pair, yet cartoonists Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky Crumb have been, since the 1970s, the world's most famous—and possibly only—underground comics couple. Here ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
Tom Robbins.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062267405.  Daedalus Item Code: 54080
 
"This is not an autobiography. God forbid!" writes Tom Robbins in this book. Autobiography is fueled by ego and I could make a long list of persons whose belly buttons I'd rather be contemplating ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White and the Birth of a Children's Classic
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408823057.  Daedalus Item Code: 54090
 
While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E.B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats—White ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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