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Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its u... read more

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
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'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson
'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and read... read more

First You Write a Sentence
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An examination of how The Kansas City Star's style guide shaped Hemingway's unmistakable writing style. Acclaimed for his lean, succinct prose, Write Like Hemingway connects the dots between Ernest Hemingway's earliest writing job and his most memorable fiction. After gra... read more

Write Like Hemingway
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Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired ... read more

The Writer's Map
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The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened ... read more

Between You and Me - Confessions of a Comma Queen
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 Language & Writing

In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and intervie... read more

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way - The Writing Life
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A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and... read more

Packing My Library: an Elegy and Ten Digressions
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_______________________'An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer's English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.' ELIZABETH STROUT_______________________ An indispensable, New York Times-b... read more

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
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Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and ... read more

True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
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 Language & Writing

The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The book's mantra - make every word tell - is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition... read more

Elements of Style
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Damien Cave: (New York Times bureau chief in Sydney & friend of Bookoccino)
"Not many books about writing manage to be both as practical and entertaining as this one. Even if you've never read a Stephen King novel, the insights he shares will ch... read more

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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Want to write? Got a memoir, novel, screenplay or blog in your back drawer? Need to get 'unstuck'? This is the magic pill you've been looking for. In Use Your Words writer and comedian Catherine Deveny reveals the secrets that have mad... read more

Use Your Words: A Myth-Busting, No-Fear Approach to Writing
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