Diaries, letters & journals

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  • A Very Nice Rejection Letter

    £16.99

    A Very Nice Rejection Letter

    By turns moving, wry and brutally honest, ‘A Very Nice Rejection Letter’ unveils the rewarding yet soul-baring life of a novelist. At its heart is a love letter to the art of writing but it is also a profound reflection on the forces that drive us all.

    £16.99
  • Confessions of A Bookseller

    £8.99

    Confessions of A Bookseller

    ‘Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?’ Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should by an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don’t understand what the shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices. ‘The Diary of a Bookseller’ (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measures, ‘Confessions of a Bookseller’ will reunite readers with the characters they’ve come to know and love.

    SKU: 9781788162319 Category: Tags: ,
    £8.99
  • Diary of An MP’s Wife

    £20.00

    Diary of An MP’s Wife

    What is it like to be a wife of a politician in modern-day Britain? Sasha Swire finally lifts the lid. For over two decades she has kept a secret diary detailing the trials and tribulations of being a political plus-one; the travel, the security, the challenges to family life and the unpredictable events. A professional partner, as well as a life partner, and one with strong political opinions herself, she detonates the image of the dutiful stereotype. Swire gives us a ringside seat through the great political events of the decade, from the election of David Cameron and the forming of a coalition, three general elections, to the referendum and the turmoil of Brexit. She speaks candidly about the key players, at work and in repose. It is a searingly honest, wildly indiscreet and often humorous account of what life is like inside the Westminster hot house.

    SKU: 9781408713419 Category: Tag:
    £20.00
  • Diary of an MP’s Wife

    £9.99

    Diary of an MP’s Wife

    What is it like to be a wife of a politician in modern-day Britain? Sasha Swire finally lifts the lid. For over two decades she has kept a secret diary detailing the trials and tribulations of being a political plus-one; the travel, the security, the challenges to family life and the unpredictable events. A professional partner, as well as a life partner, and one with strong political opinions herself, she detonates the image of the dutiful stereotype. Swire gives us a ringside seat through the great political events of the decade, from the election of David Cameron and the forming of a coalition, three general elections, to the referendum and the turmoil of Brexit. She speaks candidly about the key players, at work and in repose. It is a searingly honest, wildly indiscreet and often humorous account of what life is like inside the Westminster hot house.

    SKU: 9780349144405 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • Dodo Pad A5 Diary 2022 – Calendar Year Week to View Diary

    £17.95

    Dodo Pad A5 Diary 2022 – Calendar Year Week to View Diary

    Dodo Pad A5 Diary 2022 – Calendar Year Week to View Diary

    SKU: 9780857702524 Category: Tag:
    £17.95
  • Everyone Versus Racism

    £7.99

    Everyone Versus Racism

    ‘The best of England’ The New Statesman

    ‘A powerful open letter about racism’ The Sun

    ‘I just want equality, equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I just want things to be fair for my children, my grandchildren and future generations.’

    £7.99
  • Everything I Know About Love

    £12.99

    Everything I Know About Love

    A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod Stewart-themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you’ve ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out.

    £12.99
  • La Reine Blanche

    £9.99

    La Reine Blanche

    New B-format paperback – The life of the beautiful Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, through her own words and letters and the correspondence of those who knew her.

    £9.99
  • Last Stop Auschwitz

    £8.99

    Last Stop Auschwitz

    Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp in the Netherlands. At Auschwitz, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work. Each day, each hour became a battle for survival. For Friedel, it meant avoiding the Nazis’ barbaric medical experiments. Despite such daily stresses, love prevailed. Passing notes through the fence, sometimes stealing a brief embrace, Friedel and Eddy clung to life. As the end of the war approached and the Russian Army drew closer, the last Nazis fled, taking many prisoners with them, including Friedel. Eddy hid under a pile of old clothes and stayed behind. This book is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle to survive.

    £8.99
  • Letters From Tove

    £20.00

    Letters From Tove

    Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote, a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. To read these letters is both an act of startling intimacy and a rare privilege. Penned with grace and humour, ‘Letters from Tove’ offers an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson’s life as it unfolds within Helsinki’s bohemian circles and her island home.

    £20.00
  • Letters From Tove

    £12.99

    Letters From Tove

    Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote, a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. To read these letters is both an act of startling intimacy and a rare privilege. Penned with grace and humour, ‘Letters from Tove’ offers an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson’s life as it unfolds within Helsinki’s bohemian circles and her island home.

    £12.99
  • Letters On Motherhood

    £8.99

    Letters On Motherhood

    ‘Letters on Motherhood’ is a collection of heartfelt and deeply personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today. In this book, she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life whilst also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting – coping with mum guilt, finding a work/family life balance, positive body image, rediscovering a sense of identity, and a parent’s hopes, fears and expectations for their child’s future.

    £8.99
  • Letters to Change the World

    £9.99

    Letters to Change the World

    Letters that have made, and still can make, the world a better place. In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, this is a collection of inspiring letters – some private and some open – that offer reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our personal and political beliefs is a crucial right and a duty if we want to change the world. From Abraham Lincoln and Emmeline Pankhurst through to Obama and Malala, many are penned by major figures from the world stage, others by ordinary citizens caught up in the stream of history in their pursuit of what’s right. The letters, each briefly introduced to give its full historical context, cover every modern political and social cause and give a sense of the struggles of the past with the intimate first-hand access that only letters allow.

    £9.99
  • Little Women

    £20.00

    Little Women

    Chiltern creates the most beautiful editions of the World’s finest literature. Your favourite classic titles in a way you have never seen them before; the tactile layers, fine details and beautiful colours of these remarkable covers make these titles feel extra special and will look striking on any shelf. This book has matching lined and blank journals (sold separately). They make a great gift when paired together but are also just as beautiful on their own. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women follows the lives, loves and tribulations of four sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) growing up during the American Civil War. The story is based on the childhood experiences Alcott shared with her real-life sisters, Anna, May and Elizabeth. The March family live in a small house next door to the Laurence mansion, where young Theodore Laurence, known as Laurie, and his aged grandfather have only each other for company. Old Mr. Laur

    £20.00
  • Love in the Blitz

    £9.99

    Love in the Blitz

    ‘Her voice is absolutely, beguilingly conversational ? Intelligent, allusive, iconoclastic, captivatingly intense ? This is the news from the domestic frontline: personal, unique, unexpurgated, without propaganda, as it unfolded and was experienced ? Splendid’
    William Boyd, Guardian

    £9.99
  • Mantel Pieces

    £9.99

    Mantel Pieces

    A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light

    SKU: 9780008430009 Category: Tags: , ,
    £9.99