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J R R Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’

"The Lord of the Rings" by J R R Tolkien stands as one of the most culturally significant works of literature in the 20th century, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture, fantasy literature, and the collective imagination of readers worldwide. With its richly imagined world, compelling characters, and timeless...

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SAS Rogue Heroes First Edition

SAS Rogue Heroes

"SAS: Rogue Heroes" by Ben Macintyre delves deep into the origins and evolution of the Special Air Service (SAS), an elite British military unit renowned for its daring exploits and unconventional tactics. Published in 2016, the book provides a captivating narrative of the SAS's formation during World War II and...

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Mick Herron’s Slow Horses Series: Unlocking the Intrigue

The Mick Herron "Slow Horses" series stands as a shining beacon of creativity, wit, and profound storytelling in the espionage genre. With an ensemble cast of misfits and outcasts, Herron weaves a complex web of intrigue, betrayal, and redemption against the backdrop of the British intelligence service. The Birth of Slow...

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Deconstruction

T.E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", a towering monument of both historical significance and literary excellence. Published in 1926, this seminal work recounts Lawrence's experiences during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Beyond being a mere memoir, "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" serves as a profound...

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Exploring the Enduring Creativity of John Minton

John Minton, a British painter, illustrator, and teacher whose creative journey continues to inspire generations. Through his evocative paintings, vibrant illustrations, and profound impact on the artistic community, Minton's legacy endures as a testament to the power of artistic expression and the complexities of the human experience. Early Life and Education: John...

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To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf’s Meticulous Attention to Detail

Virginia Woolf, a pioneering figure in modernist literature, left an indelible mark on the literary landscape with her innovative prose style, penetrating psychological insights, and profound exploration of the human condition. "To the Lighthouse," one of Woolf's most celebrated works, stands as a masterpiece of modernist fiction, showcasing her unparalleled...

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First Edition & Rare Books

Rare books are can be even more valuable with a meaningful inscription from the author and John Atkinson Books has seen some truly beautiful examples recently. One collection has made the local and national news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-55917614 https://www.ft.com/content/00f77c7e-dea2-49f0-80d8-e4bc99037df0  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9217013/Licence-bill-Rare-collection-15-edition-James- Bond-books-goes-sale-475k.html The Casino Royale has an inscription to Lisl Popper, one...

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