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#1
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography: Includes a Bonus CD of Agatha Christie's Voice Recordings
Agatha Christie.
Publisher: Harper/BOMC.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9780062073594.  Daedalus Item Code: 44558
 
Millions of readers the world over got to know her characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, yet for decades little was known about their creator. Despite being the most widely published author ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Gypsy Boy on the Run: My Escape from a Life Among the Romany Gypsies
Mikey Walsh.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250021878.  Daedalus Item Code: 44216
 
Having little idea what life is like outside the Romany Gypsy culture, 15-year-old Mikey Walsh nonetheless leaves his family behind to forge a new existence for himself, in this 2011 sequel to his ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writings of Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson. Jann S. Wenner, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439165959.  Daedalus Item Code: 40848
 
"Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it largely defined both his work and his life. This full-blooded collection of his finest work for Rolling ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Spoken Word: American Writers
The British Library Board.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9780712305440.  Daedalus Item Code: 41155
 
An interview with James Thurber aboard the Mauretania while berthed at Southampton, England. Eudora Welty reading an extract from her first collection of short stories and Eugene O'Neill reading from ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307594037.  Daedalus Item Code: 44331
 
"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother Mary Anne as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, after Mary Anne returned ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
John Ayto.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450538.  Daedalus Item Code: 50130
 
What is the linguistic link between such words as map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? ... (Read More)
 
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#9
So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald. A.S. Byatt, preface. Terence Dooley, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007136407.  Daedalus Item Code: 50195
 
Having begun her writing career at age 58, Penelope Fitzgerald made up for lost time with a string of celebrated biographies and novels, including the Booker Prize winner, The Blue Flower. A ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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