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'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Brian Logan, Guardian review of An Evening with David Sedaris.
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Theft By Finding Diaries Vol. 1 – David Sedaris
Anyone who loves Sedaris’ wry take on life will love these diaries. Written with the same lacerating humour that characterises his best work, they trace his working and personal life from Chicago to France. Like t... read more

Theft by Finding: Diaries Vol 1
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Darkness divides and enlivens opinion. Some are afraid of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to this strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associ... read more

Darkness - A Cultural History
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The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Ro... read more

The Frozen Frontier: Polar Bound Through the Northwest Passage
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Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the ... read more

Tour De Oz
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For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dare... read more

The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations
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For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde and a gun ... Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be the inspiration for... read more

Black Sunset - Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, and Raging Egos
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