Diaries, letters & journals

    Dashing for the Post

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Paperback Save £2.69 = £8.30

    A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road

    Letters from the Suitcase

    By Rosheen Finnigan

    Hardback Save £5.85 = £13.14

    LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE - An enchanting, poignant and incredibly moving account of the five year early marriage between two lovers divided by war - and the legacy they left for their only child.

    Camping on the Wye

    By S. K. Baker

    Hardback Save £1.54 = £8.46

    During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The...

    Deeper Than Indigo

    By Jenny Balfour-Paul

    Paperback £8.43

    In 1999, in the depths of the British Library, historian and indigo expert, Jenny Balfour Paul, came across the five journal volumes of Victorian adventurer and fellow indigo-lover, Thomas Machell. Enchanted by the vivacity of Thomas's voice, and with a shared passion for indigo, Jenny found herself caught up in...

    Theft by Finding

    By David Sedaris

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    From bestselling author David Sedaris, the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical stories.

    Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 7: 1934-1935

    By T. S. Eliot

    Hardback Save £17.54 = £32.46

    Having separated from his wife Vivien in 1933, T S Elliot is anxious to avoid running into her; but she refuses to comprehend that her husband has chosen to leave her and stalks him across literary society. In this book, the correspondence draws in detail upon Vivien's letters and diaries...

    Tolstoy and Tolstaya

    Hardback £38.46

    Tolstoy and Tolstaya's legacy is still regarded as one of the greatest contributions to Russian history and world literature, while their daily life has been recorded through their correspondence. This work presents the last 239 letters plus 11 hitherto unpublished letters between the spouses, painting a remarkable portrait of their...

    Royal Engineer at War 1940-1945

    By Martyn R. Ford-Jones

    Hardback Save £7.50 = £17.50

    Based on the diaries of Royal Engineer Robert Jones, the narrative follows him across the North African desert, describes the bombing of Tripoli Harbour, the invasion of Sicily and the landing on the Normandy beaches on D-Day + 2. The story follows the advance through Belgium and Holland, to the...

    Napoleon's Doctor

    By Hubert O'Connor

    Paperback Save £4.21 = £10.78

    In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O'Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends.

    Good Bohemian

    By Michael Holroyd

    Hardback £17.50

    Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with one of the great artists of the last century. Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January 1901, Ida Nettleship married Augustus John in a...

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