How Carl Barks made Uncle Scrooge McDuck the center of a magical, web-footed world.
The haunting imagination and musical prose of a seventeenth-century physician.
Norman Douglas's classic novel of an Italian island makes for hilarious and "utterly pagan" beach reading.
The lasting impact of a writer committed to the "jagged edges" of the soul.
How the stories of Scheherazade invented fantasy.
How a failed salesman became a titan of planetary romance.
The great novelist, in love with the life of the streets.
A classic epic of endurance is also a testament to the beauty and hardship of desert life.
A captivating history of an era in which the gaze of the world was fixed on Paris.
The life, times, and seductions of James Lees-Milne (1908-1997), England's greatest 20th-century diarist.
A collection of essays on a reading life from the author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night
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