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Autobiography/Biography
#1
Oink: My Life with Mini-Pigs
Matt Whyman.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451618280.  Daedalus Item Code: 40851
 
English novelist Matt Whyman once enjoyed a quiet writer's life in the countryside, until his career wife Emma discovered the existence of a pig said to fit in a handbag. After seeing a few ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook With DVD: The Inside Story of the Beloved Movie Musical, Revealed by the Actors Who Starred as the Von Trapp Children
Fred Bronson.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: book & DVD-ROM.
ISBN: 9781862008380.  Daedalus Item Code: 41168
 
Winning five Oscars and breaking box-office records when it was released in 1965, The Sound of Music remains a perennial favorite among family films; indeed, the young actors portraying the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
Frank McLynn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300114218.  Daedalus Item Code: 42093
 
British navigator and cartographer James Cook very nearly completed the map of the world in three Pacific voyages from 1768 to 1779. In this gripping and detailed account, Frank McLynn (also the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
Virginia Rounding.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312381004.  Daedalus Item Code: 40996
 
There are perhaps few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. While some have ... (Read More)
 
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#7
A Brief Guide to Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh
Prudence J. Jones.
Publisher: American University in Cairo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9789774249938.  Daedalus Item Code: 38221
 
In this illustrated biography of ancient Egypt's last and most famous queen, philologist and Cleopatra scholar Prudence Jones presents her as a master of self-presentation, crafting images as a ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Kevin J. Hayes.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199895830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40957
 
Along with his much-studied roles as a statesman, founder, and architect, Thomas Jefferson was also an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer, who prided himself on his ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
J.H. Patterson.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781592281879.  Daedalus Item Code: 41881
 
In 1898, all work on a British railway from Kenya to Uganda came to a halt, as Indian railway workers building the bridge at the Tsavo River began to be attacked and dragged from their camp at night ... (Read More)
 
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