The Fry Chronicles - Stephen Fry

It gives me great pleasure to advise you to buy this book. Hopefully you will purchase it with wild abandon, or at least noticeable glee. If you don’t know who Stephen Fry is... well, you really do. Go on, google him. Fry enjoys words, working ridiculously hard in any and all media, as well as the occasional crime. Fresh from prison, Fry enrolls at Cambridge and works his way toward fame with the likes of Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. If you like England, actors, campus stories, Thatcher survivors, or watching the English language dance, this is the biography for you. If you like brevity you may want to avoid it, but you will be missing out.
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ISBN: 9781468301489
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Published: Abrams Press - September 25th, 2012

Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan once again poses the question of how we can truly know ourselves, let alone another person, but this time he does it with a narrative of Cold War spies and a pretty girl. Sweet Tooth (Nan A. Talese, $26.95) follows the beautiful daughter of a small-town rector from her first love affair at Oxford to the grey, yet heady world of late-Cold War espionage in MI5. Smart but not brilliant, beautiful but not breathtaking, Serena is attracted to men who can teach her something, but ends up being drawn into their games and used as a pawn. McEwan depicts the pressure of the male gaze so accurately it can be difficult to breathe as you watch Serena navigate her way through politics, literature, and friendship. She can trust no one, and you will soon wonder if you can even trust her.

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ISBN: 9780345803450
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Published: Anchor - July 2nd, 2013

The Annotated Brothers Grimm - Maria Tatar

By turns grotesque, historic, charming, and witty, the fairy tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are timeless. While they exist in countless versions and adaptations, these tales are best as the brothers told them. In The Annotated Brothers Grimm: The Bicentennial Edition (W.W. Norton, $35), A.S. Byatt’s deep appreciation for the gift of these tales comes through in her introduction, and editor Maria Tatar’s analysis will expand every warm feeling or chill you experienced when first reading or listening to these stories. Filled with illustrations from various editions over the collection’s two-hundred-year history, this Bicentennial Edition is deserving of as much careful devotion as any enthralled child or still-wistful adult can muster.
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By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Maria Tatar (Editor), Maria Tatar (Translated by), A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780393088861
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2012