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The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature

by Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert (editors) Walter Scott, Amelia B. Edwards, Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Vernon Lee, Bram Stoker, E. Nesbit, Quiller-Couch, Henry James, H. G. Wells, W. W. Jacobs, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Oliver Onions, Barry Pain E

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Published
2004
Condition
New - Fine
ISBN
9780198606345
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Oxford University Press, 2004. A new and unread copy of this book in stock now UK. 823 pages.. Large Trade Paperback. New - Fine. Non Fiction.
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On Writing Horror - Revised Edition - a Handbook By the Horror Writers Association

by Mort Castle - Editor with Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum and Many Others of the Horror Writers Association (HWA)

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Published
2007
Condition
New - Fine
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£20.42

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Writer Digest Books, 2007. A new and unread copy of this book in stock now UK. 260 pages. - a book by the Horror Writers Association who have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all. This book includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give… Read more
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Shakespeare - Henry IV - Studies in English Literature

by Richard J. Beck

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Condition
Fair
ISBN
9780713150995
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£5.44

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Edward Arnold An ex-library copy of this book. 72 clean pages. Library stamp. Rubbed-out price to the title page otherwise all the pages are unmarked. A good working copy.. Trade Paperback. Fair. English Literature.
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Shakespeare's Workmanship

by Sir Arthur Quiller- Couch

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Published
1931
Condition
Very Good
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£8.85

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U K: Cambridge University Press, 1931. A lovely 'feel-good' copy of this book. Dark blue/green leather (?) cover with gilt 'Q' to front cover and gilt title and decorative banding to the spine. 309 very clean, bright, white pages. Blue top closed edge. A little foxing to side closed pages. --- Written as Lectures to be spoken before an audience… Read more
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Sacred Cows - a Portrait of Britain, Post - Rushdie, Pre - Utopia

by Fay Weldon

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Riley Books
Published
1989
Condition
Fine - New Book
Edition
First
ISBN
9780701135560
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£5.44

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London: Chatto - Counter Blasts No. 4, 1989. A new and unread copy of this book. No creases. Tight,bright pages.. First. Trade Paperback. Fine - New Book. Debate.
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Restoration Drama - Etherege, Dryden, Wycherley, Otway, Congreve

by John E Cunningham

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Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£6.81

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London: Evans Brothers Ltd - Literature in Perspective, 1966. Laminated covers with no creasing. 160 bright clean pages. Pencilled name to ffep. Illustrated. Very mild edgewear.. First. Glossy Card Covers. Very Good. 7in x 5in. Literature.
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Stand - a Quarterly Review of Literature and the Arts - Volume Five - 1

by Jon Silkin, Gene Baro, with Samuel Beckett, Dan Jacobson, H. E. Rank, George Lamming, Joan Davies, Pablo Neruda, Donald Brook, David Mercer,

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Good
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First
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Leeds: Jon Silkin A good copy of this book. Covers 'dusty'. 64 clean pages. Owners name ripped from ffep in a small semi-circle. no date but cica 1961 - four new poems from Samuel Beckett. First. Staple Card Covers. Good. Illus. by Elain Lewis. Poetry / Literature.
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Stand Volume Four - 1

by Jon Silkin, - Editor with Vernon Watkins, Rudolf Nassauer, John Rex, Richard Church, D. W. Jefferson, T. W. Harrison, Arthur Jacobs, Dan Jacobson, Dannie Abse, Ross D. Waller, Helen Spalding

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Published
1956
Condition
Poor
Edition
First
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Leeds: Jon Silkin, 1956. An earlt edition of this review book. Cica 1956. 'dusty' covers. 48 pages with 'dusty' edges. Owners name ripped in a small semi-circle from ffep. Small stain to first three pages at the top of the page, not affecting the text.. First. Stapled Paper Cover. Poor. Poetry / Literature.
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Stand - a Quarterly Review of Literature and the Arts - Vol 4 - 4

by Jon Silkin, Gene Baro - Editors with Ivan Rowan, Richard Cook, David Mercer, Lamming, Allen Ginsberg, Thomas Blackburn, Pablo Neruda, Alan Sillitoe, T. W. Harrison, Bernard Bergonzi

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Condition
Good
Edition
First
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Leeds: Jon Silkin A good copy of this book. 'dusty' covers. 56 clean pages. owners name ripped from ffep in a small semi-circle. No date but cica 1960. First. Stapled Card Covers. Good. Poetry / Literature.
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Stand -7 No 4

by Jon Silkin and Ken Smith with Isaac Babel, Antony Wood, Anselm Hollo, Martin Walser, Christopher Middleton, Hans Bender, to Youki, Peter Elfed Lewis, John Hall, Ewart Milne, Fred Marnau, Nicholas Lafitte, Raymond Williams, Raymond Hargreaves, Olive Newri

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Riley Books
Published
1965
Condition
Poor
Edition
First
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Leeds: Jon Silkin, 1965. Some edge wear to the covers. Covers 'dusty' Spine parting from binding for one inch. Owners name ripped from ffep. 78 clean pages. Last inner advert page seems to have been removed - not affecting text of book.. First. Card Covers. Poor. Poetry.
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Stand - a Quarterly Review of Literature and the Arts - Volume Five - 3

by Jon Silkin, Gene Baro - Editors. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Michael Hamburger, Alan Page, T. J. Brindley, Peter Redgrove, Luigi Pirandello, Robert Rietty, Ray Gosling, Ian Hamilton, Keith Sagar, Margaret Quick, Geoffrey Matthews

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Condition
Poor
Edition
First Thus
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Leeds Stapled booklet with 'closed' tear to the spine up to the first staple. Small rough area to the top edge. Semi-circular 1 inch loss to ffep. Browning to inner cover, and to spine edge of back inner back cover. 64 clean pages. Black and white photographic illustrations. Reading copy. - This issue includes the first publication of a poem… Read more
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A Long the Riverrun - Selected Essays

by Richard Ellmann

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241125854
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£12.25

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988. 277 very clean, tight and bright pages including the index. Dark blue boards. Dark blue jacket with no faults, except the top corners have a tiny sign of rubbing. to the very tips.. First. Hard Back. Fine/Near Fine. Essays.
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Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life

by Terry Brooks, with an Introduction By Elizabeth George

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First British Paperback
ISBN
9780743468794
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£9.53

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London: Simon and Schuster, 2003. 197 pages. More than just a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks' self-portrait of the artist. Here are sketches of his midwestern boyhood, when comic books, radio serials, and a vivid imagination launched a lifelong passion for weaving tales of wonder; recollections of the fateful collaboration with legendary editor Lester Del Rey… Read more
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Australian Women Writers: a Bibliographic Guide

by Debra Adelaide

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Riley Books
Published
1988
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First
ISBN
9780863581496
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£8.17

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London: Pandora Press, 1988. Mild crease to bottom left hand corner of back cover. 209 pages. This invaluable sourcebook outlines the lives and works of over 450 Australian women writers, and puts rare manuscript collections on the literary map for the first time. It brings to light novelists, short story writers, poets, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, and non-fiction writers from the… Read more
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The Use of Imagination: Educational Thought and the Literary Mind

by William Walsh

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Riley Books
Published
1964
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Reprint
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1964. An excellent copy of this book. There is slight edge wear to the top of spine of the dust jacket, otherwise dj in excellent condition. "The greatest instrument of moral good," wrote Shelley, "is the imagination." In this original book Professor Walsh discusses the bearing of imaginative literature upon educational theory: he believes that liberal… Read more
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The Freelance Writer's Handbook

by Paul Kerton

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Riley Books
Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780852235553
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£9.53

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London: Ebury Press, 1986. A very good copy of this book. 144 clean white pages. The white jacket is also very good with one tiny crease to the top of the spine and is a little ' dusty ' to the back , but as it is now covered in mylar this is much less obvious. ----- This book is… Read more
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