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Slang lexicographer Jonathon Green's memoir Odd Job Man not only chronicles his 32-year devotion to collecting language at the margins but also to a life spent reading off the beaten path. 

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Ellen N. La Motte was an independent and extremely articulate American nurse who volunteered at a French Army Field hospital ten kilometres from the Belgian front-line. What she found there appalled and depressed but did not silence her.

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Do No Harm humanizes the impregnable clinicism of the neurosurgeon, and offers a unique insight into the personal and professional experience of the medical practitioner.

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If you have ever experienced the exhilarating pleasure of seeing a brilliant, iridescent jewel quivering and darting amongst the flowers of a lush forest in South America, or even someone’s garden just off LA’s Rodeo Drive as was the scene of my first hummingbird encounter, you may already be hoo

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Censoring Queen Victoria illuminates how the great queen produced a torrent of correspondence, writing two and a half thousand words every single day of her adult life.

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Mary, Madeleine and Pamela Wyndham were the daughters of bohemian and free-spirited parents who allowed them to develop intellectually and emotionally to become celebrated figures of the late Victorian era.

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For at least a decade under Putin’s rule, Russia has seemed like a sinister overlord grinning crookedly down over Europe, though quiet enough about the exact detail of its operation to bother too many outside its borders.

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