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            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
             

            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Uglow, Jenny

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?

            ISBN 9780571269556
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (Hardback)

            By Pollard, Clare

            • RRP: $37.00
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            What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.... But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
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            ISBN 9780241354780
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Janet Frames World of Books
             

            Janet Frames World of Books (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Neville, Patricia; Series edited by Ringrose, Chris

            • RRP: $95.00
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            This study investigates how Janet Frame weaves together literary sources from her extensive reading to create a web of intertextual relationships. Patricia Neville traces Frame's passion for books beginning with her childhood and earliest published work.

            ISBN 9783838212425
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies in World Literature
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            Oscar: A Life
             

            Oscar: A Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sturgis, Matthew

            • RRP: $51.99
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            The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.

            ISBN 9781788545983
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem

            September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem (Hardback)

            By Sansom, Ian

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            This a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry.

            ISBN 9780007557219
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In Love with George Eliot
             

            In Love with George Eliot (EPUB ebook)

            By O'Shaughnessy, Kathy

            A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR Who was the real George Eliot? In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England's greatest woman novelist as you've never read it before. Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married ma...n, George Henry Lewes. She has shocked polite society, and women rarely deign to visit her. In secret, though, she has begun writing fiction under the pseudonym George Eliot. As Adam Bede's fame grows, curiosity rises as to the identity of its mysterious writer. Gradually it becomes apparent that the moral genius Eliot is none other than the disgraced woman living with Lewes. Now Evans' tremendous celebrity begins. The world falls in love with her. She is the wise and great writer, sent to guide people through the increasingly secular, rudderless century, and an icon to her progressive feminist peers - with whom she is often in disagreement. Public opinion shifts. Her scandalous cohabitation is forgiven. But this idyll is not secure and cannot last. When Lewes dies, Evans finds herself in danger of shocking the world all over again. Meanwhile, in another rudderless century, two women compete to arrive at an interpretation of Eliot as writer and as woman ... Everyone who has thrilled at being shown the world anew by George Eliot will thrill again at her presence, complex and compelling, here.
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            ISBN 9781925693843
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide

            Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (Paperback)

            By Forshaw, Barry; Foreword by Rankin, Ian

            • RRP: $34.99
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            There are few contemporary guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey ...with definitive coverage. Every major writer is included, long with many other more esoteric choices.
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            ISBN 9780857303356
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher OLDCASTLE BOOKS LTD
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

            Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Napier, Susan

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            The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world.

            ISBN 9780300248593
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
             

            The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zaleski, Philip; Zaleski, Carol

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            A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis --

            ISBN 9780374536251
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

            Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy (Hardback)

            By Rodden, John

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            Is George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to Rodden's provocative book about the transformation of a man into a myth. He charts the astonishing passage of a litterateur into a legend.

            ISBN 9780691182742
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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