Diaries, letters & journals

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  • A journey to the western islands of Scotland

    £10.99

    A journey to the western islands of Scotland

    This text contains Johnson’s descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade and agriculture of a society that was new to him. Boswell offers an intimate personal record of Johnson’s behavior and conversation during the trip.

    SKU: 9780140432213 Category: Tags: ,
    £10.99
  • Artists’ letters

    £18.99

    Artists’ letters

    A treasure trove of noteworthy letters, arranged thematically to provide an insight into the lives and work of great artists.

     

    £18.99
  • Broken threads

    £18.99

    Broken threads

    ‘Unforgettable’ SATHNAM SANGHERA

    ‘Spell-binding’ PETER FRANKOPAN

    ‘Fascinating’ WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

    £18.99
  • Countless sleepless nights

    £16.99

    Countless sleepless nights

    Here is a moving, inspiring and thought-provoking collection of coming-out stories from around the world. From the good, the sad, the surprising and the funny, no two stories are the same, yet all are written by people who share the courage to be vulnerable, take huge risks to find love and acceptance and are brave enough to be their authentic selves. Whether you have any experience of coming out or not, these stories are incredibly powerful and moving.

    £16.99
  • Diaries by Franz Kafka

    £24.00

    Diaries by Franz Kafka

    Dating from 1909 to 1923, Franz Kafka’s ‘Diaries’ contains a broad array of writing, including accounts of daily events, assorted reflections and observations, literary sketches, drafts of letters, records of dreams, and unrevised texts of stories. This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive reconstruction of Kafka’s handwritten diary entries and provides substantial new content, restoring all the material omitted from previous publications – notably, names of people and undisguised details about them, a number of literary writings, and passages of a sexual nature, some of them with homoerotic overtones.

    SKU: 9780241695746 Category: Tags: ,
    £24.00
  • Grief

    £12.99

    Grief

    With comforting advice and supportive activities, Grief: A Guided Workbook to Help You Heal is a comforting companion to help you make sense of your feelings after experiencing loss. If you’re dealing with grief, you may feel isolated and alone, but this book is here to offer you support through each step of this personal journey.

    £12.99
  • Henry ‘Chips’ Channon Volume 1 1918-38

    £15.99

    Henry ‘Chips’ Channon Volume 1 1918-38

    Born in Chicago in 1897, ‘Chips’ Channon settled in England after the Great War, married into the immensely wealthy Guinness family, and served as Conservative MP for Southend-on-Sea from 1935 until his death in 1958. His career was unremarkable. His diaries are quite the opposite. Elegant, gossipy and bitchy by turns, they are the unfettered observations of a man who went everywhere and who knew everybody. Whether describing the antics of London society in the interwar years, or the growing scandal surrounding his close friends Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis, or the mood in the House of Commons in the lead up to the Munich crisis, his sense of drama and his eye for the telling detail are unmatched.

    £15.99
  • Letters for the ages

    £12.99

    Letters for the ages

    Here are some of the best of Churchill’s letters, many of a more personal and intimate nature, presented in chronological order, with a preface to each letter explaining the context. The recipients include a vast range of people, including his schoolmaster, his American grandmother and former President Eisenhower. They are taken from within the Churchill Archive in Cambridge, where there is a mass of Churchill’s correspondence. Several of the letters included have never appeared in book form before. Winston Churchill has become an iconic figure greatly loved the world over, but maybe especially these days in the USA. Churchill understood the power of words and he used his writing to sustain and complement his political career, publishing over 40 books and receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. This volume concentrates on his more intimate words.

    £12.99
  • Letters for the ages behind bars

    £20.00

    Letters for the ages behind bars

    The act of depriving someone of their liberty is one of humankind’s most enduring responses to ‘crime’ through history. What society has sought to achieve over the years by doing so has shifted across the centuries and there is now a variety of purposes: to express disapproval; for the purpose of straight-up punishment through the removal of freedom; to protect the general public; to rehabilitate, perhaps even to forget about those with whom we simply cannot cope. The letters assembled here come from all parts of the world, and from time immemorial: Thomas Cromwell, Mary Queen of Scots, Eamon De Valera, Al Capone, Martin Luther King and many more. These letters not only reveal what it is like to be behind bars, but raise issues that are still of pressing interest for us today – such as the death penalty, miscarriages of justice, redemption and social change.

    £20.00
  • Lonely Planet Kids Create Your Own Travel Journal

    £9.99

    Lonely Planet Kids Create Your Own Travel Journal

    Make your vacation memories last a lifetime with this awesome fill-in children’s travel journal that’s packed with brilliant activities and prompts to inspire kids to write and draw their adventures. Budding diarists can record precious moments from their trip in this pocket-sized book and create the ultimate holiday souvenir to cherish forever.

    SKU: 9781837581047 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • Newton’s notebook

    £12.99

    Newton’s notebook

    Newton’s Notebook is a biography of the great man, but a biography with a difference

    £12.99
  • Persuasion Notebook – Blank

    £6.60

    Persuasion Notebook – Blank

    Chiltern are publishers of beautifully crafted editions of the World’s finest literature. Now these extraordinary and unique cover designs have evolved from classic titles into exquisite, handcrafted writing journals of a high art form. Put simply: they are the finest writing journals on the market today. Blank paper version. Ruled paper version also available. This notebook matches the Chiltern ‘Persuasion’ classic (sold separately). They make a great gift when paired together but are also just as beautiful on their own.

    SKU: 9781912714186 Category: Tags: ,
    £6.60
  • Remainders of the Day

    £16.99

    Remainders of the Day

    The Bookshop in Wigtown is a bookworm’s idyll – with thousands of books across nearly a mile of shelves, a real log fire, and Captain, the bookshop cat. You’d think after 20 years, owner Shaun Bythell would be used to the customers by now. Don’t get him wrong – there are some good ones among the antiquarian porn-hunters, die-hard Arthurians, people who confuse bookshops for libraries and the toddlers just looking for a nice cosy corner in which to wee. He’s sure there are. There must be some good ones, right? Filled with the pernickety warmth and humour that has touched readers around the world, stuffed with literary treasures, hidden gems and incunabula, ‘Remainders of the Day’ is Shaun Bythell’s latest entry in his bestselling diary series.

    £16.99
  • Sense and Sensibility Notebook – Ruled

    £6.60

    Sense and Sensibility Notebook – Ruled

    Chiltern Publishing are publishers of beautifully crafted editions of the World’s finest literature. Now these extraordinary and unique cover designs have evolved from classic titles into exquisite, handcrafted writing journals of a high art form. Put simply: they are the finest writing journals on the market today. Ruled paper version. Blank paper version also available. This notebook accompanies the Chiltern ‘Sense and Sensibility’ classic (sold separately). They make a great gift when paired together but are also just as beautiful on their own.

    SKU: 9781912714124 Category: Tags: ,
    £6.60
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!

    £10.99

    Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!

    Richard Feynman was one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists. Over a period of years, Feynman’s conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait.

    £10.99
  • The Book of Secrets

    £25.00

    The Book of Secrets

    The story of a family in modern China with a history of deceit, betrayal and political intrigue, and the communist party’s long shadow over them, from the Cultural Revolution to today.

    £25.00