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      Bloomsbury Essential Guide for Reading Groups.

      Explains how to set up and run a reading group/book club. It then lists books thematically to help you choose one which suits your particular interests. Central to the book is a 'Reader's Guide' to 75 books which includes a summary of the book, a brief...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $4.95
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      Don't Know Much About Literature.

      Offers an entertaining way to learn about those books and authors you were supposed to read at secondary school, uni, or during life. It is a collection of fascinating quizzes aimed at re-introducing you to important writers and their works. Great for...

      Was: $21.95
      Now: $4.95
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      How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life.

      The author is a comedian and a bookseller and this is an hilarious guide to pretending you have read the greatest literary works of all time 'just by running your vacant eyes over a few of the next 200 pages.' Provides you with techniques to fake your...

      Was: $26.95
      Now: $7.95
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      It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches.

      Helps readers understand why certain phrases became clichŽs and why they should be avoided - or why they still have life left in them. Serves as a guide to the most overused phrases in the English language - and to phrases that are used exactly as often...

      Was: $39.95
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      Lost Classics.

      A compendium of terrific short essays by some of the world's most admired writers on books that have inspired and influenced them, but are no longer available, hard to find or sadly unappreciated. Margaret Atwood writes on Doctor Glas by Hjalman...

      Was: $24.95
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    • Sharing the Pleasures of Reading.

      A charmingly illustrated meditation on the pleasures of reading in childhood with writings on this important subject by people such as Jean-Paul Satre, Mazo de la Roche, Eudora Welty and Dylan Thomas. All share the wonderful sense of discovery that...

      Now: $3.95
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      The Bookaholics' Guide to Book Blogs.

      Looks at book bloggers who 'represent a new and entirely independent literary force' to which booksellers and publishers everywhere have to give consideration. This is a tempting guide to logging on to the best blogs. Publisher Description In an...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase.

      This is an unfussy, well-researched set of examples of the force a simple choice of words and emphasis can bring to bear on the message of the author. Forsyth reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold, and he does...

      Was: $26.95
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