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  1. SOUTH FROM EPHESUS

    SOUTH FROM EPHESUS
    Travels through Aegean Turkey

    BRIAN SEWELL

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    Weary of what he called the ‘tyranny’ of western art, Sewell first visited Turkey in 1975. He thought that anything he found would have no relevance to the European art he had so compulsively ‘s... Learn More
  2. THE MEDIEVAL BOOK  AND A MODERN COLLECTOR

    THE MEDIEVAL BOOK AND A MODERN COLLECTOR
    Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya

    Edited by TAKAMI MATSUDA, RICHARD A LINENTHAL and JOHN SCAHILL

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    This acclaimed study of English medieval manuscripts and early printed books -- many items from Professor Takamiya’s own collection -- quickly sold out in hardcover. The subjects range from Saint Je... Learn More
  3. INTERESTING TIMES

    INTERESTING TIMES

    PETER BROOKES

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    A new collection of satirical sketches of contemporary political life by Britain’s greatest living cartoonist. Peter Brookes of The Times showcases the stand-out pieces from his opinion-page ... Learn More
  4. THE UNSEEN AQUITANIA

    THE UNSEEN AQUITANIA
    The Ship in Rare Illustrations

    J KENT LAYTON and TAD FITCH

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    RMS Aquitania was one of the longest serving passenger liners of the twentieth century, carrying 1.2 million passengers over a career that spanned nearly 36 years. The third in Cunard Line’s ‘gran... Learn More
  5. THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIES

    THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIES

    Photography by MASSIMO LISTRI
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    ELISABETH SLADEK and GEORG RUPPELT

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    Through great wooden doors, up spiralling staircases and along shelf-lined corridors, we here glory in the world’s oldest and finest private, public, educational and monastic libraries, dating as fa... Learn More
  6. DOWNSTREAM

    DOWNSTREAM
    A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames

    CAITLIN DAVIES

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    The Victorian era saw organised racing on the Thames with the launch of the long-distance amateur championship of Great Britain. Soon, floating baths were built in London; people swam at official pool... Learn More
  7. THE ROOF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

    THE ROOF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
    Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains

    EDMUND STUMP

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    The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. This book is the first... Learn More
  8. THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING

    THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING
    The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

    SIMON WINCHESTER
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    ‘The greatest enterprise of its kind in history’ was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when the Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its ... Learn More
  9. THE DIARY OF A BOOKSELLER

    THE DIARY OF A BOOKSELLER

    SHAUN BYTHELL
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    The author owns The Bookshop, Wigtown – Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries he provides insight into the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, ... Learn More
  10. MUST I REPEAT MYSELF . . . ?

    MUST I REPEAT MYSELF . . . ?
    Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph

    Edited by IAIN HOLLINGSHEAD and KATE MOORE

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    Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be aware of the eclectic combination of wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. 
But what of the... Learn More

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