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Poetry & Drama

Coleridge: Early Visions


(48 reviews)

Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. 'Coleridge: Early Visions' is the first... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

Dr Johnson and Mr Savage


(11 reviews)

A classic reissue of Richard Holmes's brilliant book on Samuel Johnson's friendship with the poet Richard Savage, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. Dr Johnson & Mr Savage is the story of a mysterious... See More

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Biography & True Accounts



(3 reviews)

In this beautiful reissue, the author of 'Footsteps' collects the biographical curiosities he discovered while researching the romantic poets, creating a captivating mixture of biography and memoir. 'Sidetracks' is a sister... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

James Arbuckle: Selected Works


James Arbuckle (c.1700-1742), poet and essayist, was born in Belfast to a Presbyterian merchant family of Scottish origin and educated at Glasgow University (1717-1723). In Glasgow, his poetry, influenced by Pope and the... See More

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Biography & True Accounts



(35 reviews)

Richard Holmes's great work of biographical exploration, published alongside its sister volume 'Sidetracks'. In 1985, Richard Holmes published a small book of essays called 'Footsteps' and the writing of biography was... See More

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The Road to Derry: A Brief History


(5 reviews)

When the Ulster Scots arrived in New Hampshire in 1719, there were no roads in Derry (then called Nutfield). Led by the Reverend James McGregor, the "Moses of the Scotch-Irish in America," the entire congregation of... See More

£7.60 Price verified 19 hours ago
Arts & Photography

Derry Revisited (Images of America)


(3 reviews)

In 1719, sixteen families left Ireland for America and founded a community called Nutfield, which evolved into modern Derry. For centuries, Derry retained its small-town character, but the 1963 opening of Interstate 93... See More

£9.46 £9.90 Price verified one hour ago
Biography & True Accounts

Wellington: The Iron Duke (Text Only)


(139 reviews)

In this compelling book, Richard Holmes tells the exhilarating story of the Duke of Wellington, Britain's greatest ever soldier. Seeing Wellington as a remarkable figure, Holmes follows his career from the ruins of his... See More

£9.49 Price verified 37 minutes ago

The Compact Guide: The Napoleonic Wars


This outstandingly vivid and accessible book, written by one of Britain's leading historians, provides the essential overview of Napoleon's career. Beginning in revolutionary France with a brilliant young Lieutenant who... See More

£5.83 Price verified 2 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front


(92 reviews)

Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches centre-stage. Tommy tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

Coleridge: Darker Reflections


(25 reviews)

Timely reissue of the second volume of Holmes's classic biographies of one of the greatest Romantic poets. Richard Holmes's biography of Coleridge transforms our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' forever. Holmes's Coleridge... See More

£8.49 Price verified 3 hours ago
Education & Reference

Watching the Rankings


A collection of writings about global university rankings by Richard Holmes originally published in University World news, University Ranking Watch, Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Asian Journal of University... See More

£1.49 Price verified 14 hours ago
Religion & Spirituality

NOAH: Surviving the Storm


You Can Survive Your Life's Storms! In this book, you will understand and learn from the issues, thoughts, motivations, and dynamics in Noah's life that transformed him from a nobody into the one man with his family that... See More

£5.34 Price verified 16 hours ago
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